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Baseball Featured News Long Beach State

Long Beach State Dirtbags Hiring Alum T.J. Bruce as Head Coach

The562’s coverage of Dirtbags Baseball for the 2023 season is sponsored by P2S, Inc. Visit p2sinc.com to learn more. Multiple sources have confirmed that Long Beach State is in the process of hiring former player and TCU Associate Head Coach T.J. Bruce as their next head coach. Bruce has previous head coaching experience at the […]

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Football: St. Anthony Announces Jeff Magdaleno as New Football Coach

St. Anthony High recently announced that Jeff Magdaleno has taken over as the new head coach of the Saints football program. Magdaleno inherits a team that went 9-3 last season and won the Del Rey League championship at the newly renovated Clark Field. Magdaleno brings nearly two decades of coaching experience to St. Anthony, working […]

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Lakewood Signing Day

Lakewood Celebrates 2024 College Signing Class

The562’s coverage of Lakewood Athletics is sponsored by J.P. Crawford, Class of 2013. More than two dozen student-athletes were recognized at Lakewood High last week, during a college signing ceremony for the Class of 2024. A crowd of classmates, parents, coaches, and other supporters filled the Lakewood gym to celebrate the departing senior class, with […]

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Basketball Featured News Long Beach Poly Signing Day

Boys’ Basketball: Long Beach Poly’s Jovani Ruff Commits to Cal

The562’s coverage of Long Beach Poly is sponsored by Bryson Financial. In the final week of his junior year, Long Beach Poly guard Jovani Ruff was looking toward the future, announcing his college commitment during a ceremony at Ron Palmer Pavilion on Wednesday afternoon. Joined by his mom and younger brother, Ruff declared that he […]

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LB in MLB: J.P. Crawford Heating Up As Summer Approaches

Now more than two months into the 2024 Major League Baseball season, storylines are beginning to take shape, and there’s already been a handful of memorable moments for Long Beach’s big league talent. Recently, it’s been former Lakewood Lancer J.P. Crawford, who is back healthy and producing for the Seattle Mariners. On May 29, Crawford […]

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Jordan Track & Field

CIF State Track: Jordan’s Jamar Andrews Finishes Third in Boys’ Triple Jump

The562’s cross country and track & field coverage is sponsored by an anonymous donation, in appreciation of Coach Ron Allice. The562’s coverage of Jordan Athletics is sponsored by former LBUSD superintendent Chris Steinhauser. For the third year in a row, the Jordan Panthers made some noise at the CIF State Track & Field Championships, as […]

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Millikan Track & Field

CIF State Track: Millikan’s Jason Parra Takes Bronze in Boys’ 3200

The562’s cross country and track & field coverage is sponsored by an anonymous donation, in appreciation of Coach Ron Allice. The562’s coverage of Millikan athletics in the 2023-24 school year is sponsored by Curtis Boyer. Long Beach’s fastest distance runner capped his career with another strong performance on the track, as Millikan senior Jason Parra […]

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CIF Beach Volleyball: Wilson’s Eckenrode, Adams Place Ninth in Pairs Tournament

Wilson’s duo of Kate Eckenrode and Simrin Adams led the way for Long Beach at this year’s CIF-SS Beach Volleyball Individual Pairs Championships, held recently at the Newland Courts in Huntington Beach. Eckenrode and Adams advanced out of their group stage and finished in a tie for ninth place out of 64 pairs competing in […]

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CIF Diving: Long Beach Poly’s Lobedecis Sisters Conclude Strong Season at State Meet

The562’s coverage of aquatic sports in Long Beach is sponsored by the Aquatic Capital of America Foundation. The 2024 CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships took place late last week in Clovis, with a pair of Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits putting on a terrific performance to close out the season. Junior Fiona Lobedecis led the […]